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Norway: Suspect in Deadly Pride Shooting Agrees to Custody

Norway: Suspect in Deadly Pride Shooting Agrees to Custody

Jun 27, 2022

The suspect in Saturday's mass shooting during an LGBTQ festival in Oslo has agreed to be held in pretrial custody for four weeks and will therefore not appear in court on Monday, a Norwegian court said.

Poland's Leader Rejects West Views on Transgender Issues

Poland's Leader Rejects West Views on Transgender Issues

Jun 27, 2022

Poland's conservative ruling party leader pushed back Sunday against what he described as Western views on LGBTQ rights.

Spanish Government Approves New Bill on Transgender Rights

Spanish Government Approves New Bill on Transgender Rights

Jun 27, 2022

Spain's Cabinet approved on Monday a new draft of a LGBTQ rights bill that if backed by parliament will allow people as young as 16 to change their gender freely, and those as young as 12 to do so with a judge's authorization.

Detained LGBTQ Activists in Istanbul Pride Being Released

Detained LGBTQ Activists in Istanbul Pride Being Released

Jun 27, 2022

Istanbul's LGBTQ Pride organizers say more than 360 people were detained by police Sunday following a ban on all Pride events.

Arrests in Istanbul as LGBTQ Marchers Try to Defy Pride Ban

Arrests in Istanbul as LGBTQ Marchers Try to Defy Pride Ban

Jun 27, 2022

Dozens of people were detained in central Istanbul after city authorities banned an LGBTQ Pride march, organizers said Sunday.

Watch: X-Rated Gay Film Shot at Acropolis Leads to Advanced Security Measures

Watch: X-Rated Gay Film Shot at Acropolis Leads to Advanced Security Measures

Jun 26, 2022

Last December there was outrage in Greece when it was learned that a gay sex scene was filmed at the iconic Acropolis. Security measures were then put into place to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Norway Mourns Victims of Oslo Pride Event Shooting with Memorial Service

Norway Mourns Victims of Oslo Pride Event Shooting with Memorial Service

Jun 26, 2022

Norway's prime minister and members of the royal family joined mourners at a memorial service in Oslo Cathedral Sunday for the victims of a shooting in the capital's nightlife district.

WHO Panel: Monkeypox Not a Global Emergency 'at this Stage'

WHO Panel: Monkeypox Not a Global Emergency 'at this Stage'

By Maria Cheng | Jun 25, 2022

The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency.

Mass Same-Sex Wedding in Mexico Challenges Discrimination

Mass Same-Sex Wedding in Mexico Challenges Discrimination

By Fabiola Sánchez | Jun 25, 2022

Mexico, Brazil and Argentina top Latin America in the number of same-sex marriages.

With War, Kyiv Pride Parade Becomes a Peace March in Warsaw

With War, Kyiv Pride Parade Becomes a Peace March in Warsaw

By Vanessa Gera | Jun 25, 2022

Ukraine's largest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, went ahead Saturday, although not on its native streets or as a celebration.

Trudeau: US Abortion Ruling Could Mean Loss of Other Rights

Trudeau: US Abortion Ruling Could Mean Loss of Other Rights

By Rob Gillies | Jun 25, 2022

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn a constitutional right to abortion could lead to the loss of other rights and indicated his country would continue to allow Americans to get abortions in Canada.

Mass Shooting in Oslo Kills 2, Wounds 10; Pride Canceled

Mass Shooting in Oslo Kills 2, Wounds 10; Pride Canceled

Jun 25, 2022

A gunman opened fire in Oslo's night-life district early Saturday in what police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack during the Norwegian capital's annual Pride festival.

WHO Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

WHO Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

By Maria Cheng | Jun 23, 2022

WHO's decision to act only after the disease spilled into the West could entrench the grotesque inequities that arose between rich and poor countries during the coronavirus pandemic.

UK to Offer Vaccines to Some Gay Men to Stop Monkeypox

UK to Offer Vaccines to Some Gay Men to Stop Monkeypox

Jun 21, 2022

British health officials will start offering vaccines to gay and bisexual men at the highest risk of catching monkeypox, in an effort to curb the biggest outbreak of the disease beyond Africa.

Lebanon Latest in Mideast to Detect 1st Case of Monkeypox

Lebanon Latest in Mideast to Detect 1st Case of Monkeypox

Jun 21, 2022

Lebanon's Health Ministry said Monday authorities have detected the country's first case of monkeypox in a person who returned from abroad and is now isolating at home.

Japan Court Says Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional

Japan Court Says Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jun 20, 2022

A Japanese court ruled Monday that the country's ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution, and rejected demands for compensation by three couples who said their right to free union and equality has been violated.

Malaysia: Disney Refused to Cut Gay Scenes in 'Lightyear'

Malaysia: Disney Refused to Cut Gay Scenes in 'Lightyear'

Jun 20, 2022

Malaysia's film censors said Friday that it was Disney's decision to ax the animated film "Lightyear" from the country's cinemas after refusing to cut scenes promoting homosexuality.

Russian Health Official Flummoxed: Sex Isn't Driving Monkeypox Outbreak

Russian Health Official Flummoxed: Sex Isn't Driving Monkeypox Outbreak

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18, 2022

A Russian health official seems not to know what to make of the fact that sexual contact isn't the primary driver of the monkeypox outbreak.

Anti-LGBTQ+ Church Leader, 'Forced Adoptions' Targets of New Sanctions on Russia

Anti-LGBTQ+ Church Leader, 'Forced Adoptions' Targets of New Sanctions on Russia

Jun 17, 2022

Britain announced a new round of sanctions Thursday against Russia, targeting the virulently anti-LGBTQ+ head of the Russian Orthodox Church for his prominent support for the war in Ukraine.

Japan Top Court: Govt not Responsible for Fukushima Disaster

Japan Top Court: Govt not Responsible for Fukushima Disaster

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jun 17, 2022

Japan's top court on Friday ruled that the government was not liable for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, dismissing thousands of evacuees' demands that the state pay compensation.

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